Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud believes his last-gasp equaliser for France against Spain on Tuesday was one of the best goals he has ever scored.
The Gunners’ summer signing has been struggling since he went to Emirates Stadium, but he opened his Premier League account against West Ham in their last outing and said that getting another soon after is good for his confidence.
Giroud has received criticism for missing crucial chances since joining Arsenal and he appeared to be struggling in front of goal, but his two goals in three games have had the air of a forward with growing assurance.
Les Bleus were heading for a defeat at Atletico Madrid’s Vicente Calderon until Giroud got onto a Franck Ribery cross in the 94th minute and buried a neat header into the far corner – he was certainly pleased with it.
“That goal is definitely one of my top five,” Giroud is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.
“It has also come at a time when I am looking for trust.
“After the West Ham game I felt a weight had been lifted from my shoulders. I am convinced this last goal will also do me a lot of good.”
The 26-year-old will now be hoping to continuer this mini-streak when Arsene Wenger takes his side to Norwich City’s Carrow Road on the coming Saturday evening for Arsenal’s next Premier league fixture.
The Gunners are currently sitting seventh in the table, but have made a solid start to the season and will be hoping to build on the victory at Upton Park in their last outing.